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  1. I currently recieved my 801 visa application , to be honest its a about a month late. They sent it to a sorting office near my house but the opening times did not suit as worked early hours. I then got in transfered and it took about 7 days, so eventually its here. I have emailed them explaining I have like 30 days to get the police check and forms filled in A little background I am from the UK been in Perth for nearly 4 years now on WHV and 820, girfriend aussie citizin of course. On the checklist it says Police check for Applicant , Dependent and Sponsor I have no children but was wondering does my girlfriend need a police check as last time we didnt need one for her ??? Also on the form it says a certified copy of personal details page , what does this mean ? Is it a copy of your passport with your address and signature on it ... as there is no forms for personal details. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks All James
  2. Hi, I'm in a very difficult position. I have an 820 partner visa and a couple of months ago I returned to the UK to get surgeries that I need (one reason was to spare Medicare the expense and to not jeopardize the visa) and am now trapped here on a waiting list unable to walk. I have received an email from DIAC allowing me 60 days to submit the documentation for my 801 visa but doing this from a position of being house-bound the UK is going to be very difficult if even possible. I have explained to DIAC my position but it seems as if they didn't understand or care. My partner in OZ has no printer, we live in a remote community, he is also ill and so on (we are in our 60s), so it's really up to me to organize this. I want to know what happens if I cannot get all the evidence to them within 60 days. Does anybody know or have experience of this? Alexandra
  3. Hi All I've been a reader of these forums for a while now and the time has come for me to get really serious about our application. I'm an Aussie, but my partner is from the UK. He is currently with me in Oz on a working holiday visa, we have been together for 3 years and prior to us moving here in Oct 2010, lived together in UK for almost a year. We're at the point where we have everything almost ready to go, but I just had a few questions before we go further: Currently we have - form 80, form 40SP, form 47SP, our statements, certified copies of id documents, passport photos supporting docs (bank, lease, photos, invites, emails) and many stat decs (form 888) from friends and family. Do we need to have his police checks and/or medical (form 26 & 160) to send with the initial submission? or will they request these once they have recieved the application? Is there anything else we have missed? Any advice or suggestions will be very helpful!
  4. Good Morning PPL :-D I am in the final stages of getting my defacto visa 820 finalised so I will become a temporary resident. I applied for this in July 2011. So from what I can gather in July 2013 I will move onto the defacto visa 801 if i am still in the de facto relationship. My question is once I hit July 2013 how quickly does the visa 801 get granted? Will I have to wait another 9 months or whatever like I have done for my 820 visa or is it a matter of weeks? Many Thanks for any help.:em3600:
  5. Hi I just wanted to check if anyone else has been recently applied/been granted for the permanent spouse visa 801, following been on the 820 temporary spouse visa. I rang immigration this week and they said that they will contact no sooner than the 2 year mark or anytime up to a month after. Is this the usual thing they say even though I have heard many people receive letters from immigration 2 months before the 2 year mark to request an update on the situation and to apply for PR? Thanks Smiler:biggrin:
  6. Hi, I have a subclass 820 de-facto spouse visa nearing the end of its 2 year period. I should shortly be asked for evidence for the 801 PR visa but have had no contact yet. My spouse and I are currently (and temporarily) apart as we both have had to go and help ill parents. His are in Sydney and mine is in the UK. I'll be stuck in the UK for some time and my partner will be in Sydney for some time. This time is undefined as both our parents have cancer (with all the implications that that brings). So I'm thinking that I might be refused the 801 and wondering what happens if this is the case, eg., can you apply for some other type of visa or can the 820 be extended until you get back, etc? I cannot fid answers to these questions anywhere so am wondering if anyone onthis site can enlighten me before I email DIAC about it. Alexandra
  7. Guest

    Visa 801 information..

    Hi, I am back in the UK after 5 years working in OZ, i had a Sub Class Visa 801. Does this visa mean i am not entilted to reclaim my superannuation that i gained whilst working there..? I am getting conflicting messages...
  8. Hello I am not sure if anyone can help but we have received our 2nd stage partner visa documentation ...we hope to submit it tomorrow..we have only been asked for a police check, form 80 and stat decs. Does anyone know if we have to send in other stuff (proof of our relationship) or wait until we are asked. Also i was granted my last visa on the 12th January 2010 So have received the paperwork very much in advance does this mean they won't look at my application until after this date or if a little miracle happened could it be granted before this date? Thank you so much for reading this post
  9. hi guys anyone know what the timeline for this visa is currently at? i'm halfway through my two years on my temp visa and was advised when this was granted to apply for the permenant partner visa 3 months prior to the 2 years being up. cheers thanks in advance
  10. Hi Guys, Just a quick question re. "upgrading" my defacto visa from temp to perm. I have been in Melbourne for just over a year and am absolutely loving it! Took a while to get over missing friends and family in the UK, but now I feel completly settled. Anyway I was speaking a friend of a friend recently who told me that she knew people who hadnt spoken to immigration soon enough regarding changing their defacto from an 801 to 820 and as such the visa had expired and they have had to leave the country! Now I dont know how true this is, but it has made me wonder how do you go about changing your visa to permenant? Do immigration contact you or should you contact them? Obviously I dont want to get deported back home to the UK if I can help it and Im sure this is the usual scare mongering, but obviously wouldnt hurt to know the process so we can be organised. Also I cant seem to find any info about it on the immigration website, so any advice / experience on this would be great. As always, anyone whos going through the defacto process should feel free to PM me with any questions, I know how stressful that bit is! D
  11. sofielei

    Checklist for 801 visa

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone would be able to give just short summary of the checklist for the 801 visa? I know they'll send the papers out closer to the 2 years, which will be in a few months, but I wanted to be prepared as I'm going away. Plus I seem to not have left a single proof of address as we've moved around a bit and mostly have paperless bank statements, payslips, etc. Will that be a problem? Starting to get a bit concerned... Thanks!!
  12. Hi Just wondered if anyone has recently been through the onshore permanent spouse visa (subclass 801) and if so, what was the processing time. I was told by immigrations 6 - 8 months but I am hoping that is worse case scenario. Thanks Smiler:biggrin:
  13. Hi I will be applying for my 801 spouse visa for permanent residency soon as the 2 year mark will be approaching. I know I have to do an Australian Police Check. Do I have to do a UK police check too? I visited the UK for a few weeks last Christmas. (I did Uk one a couple of years ago for the prospective marriage visa but is it only needed for that visa and not the 801?) Thanks Smiler:biggrin:
  14. Guest

    Visa Subclass 820 and 801

    Hey Guys, Firstly - (not sure if this is the right place) but a huge thank you to everyone on this forum!! You dont know it but I have been studying these threads for months for tips and advice on applying for my Defacto Visa. I didnt join but was browsing constantly and much of the advice on here was hugely benficial I arrived in Oz in July 2010 on a WHV. My girlfriend and I have now been together for 3 years (she lived in the UK with me for 2 years) and applied TODAY for the defacto relationship visa. Woohoo!!! Lots of stress over (just playing the waiting game now). The visa was frontloaded with everything we could think of and we tried to set it out in a clear and succinct fashion. I decided i needed to join the forum just to say thanks to everyone and because I have one last question! Do we know the current processing times for the visa? Also (ok so two questions!!) I have applied for a Bridging Visa B because my sister is getting married in July in Cardiff. It was granted on the spot in Melbourne this morning but my 2nd question is this. Given the briding visa last 3 months does that mean my Defacto Visa will be put on hold for 3 months or will they process it and just wait for confirmation I am back in the country before granting the visa? I arrive back in Oz on August 4th and was hoping the visa process could at least start at this time and not wait until Sept 22nd because they think im not in the country!! Any help would be appreciated. Although you have already all helped heaps even if you dont know it!!! Thanks again!! Anthony
  15. Guest

    Subclass 801 Visa Charges?

    Hey, I'm trying to arrange my wedding to my Australian Fiancé but I'm struggling to understand all the visa charges because obviously there are some pretty huge extremes! I'm currently on the 417 working visa and I'm looking at going straight to the Subclass 801 as we intend to get married before my visa runs out. I'm looking for the cheapest option as I'm trying to take her to Hawaii to tie the knot but that's not going to be too easy if I have to pay the highest charge of $2575? Is it cheaper if I go for the Fiance visa first then pay for the 801? Or does my visa entitle me to pay $300 for the 801? Thank you
  16. I have Aus PR, and my partner and i are planning to move there before October when my visa expires. We've been together for 4.5yrs (just over 4 living together and easily documented), so I am confident that we could apply for and get a 319 visa for him. However I read that if we'd been together for 5 yrs when we apply he'd quickly get a 301, which would be better. We can't wait until the 5 yr mark as my visa will expire 4 months before that, but we are debating getting a prospective marriage 300, getting hitched in Aus, then applying for a 820/801 after that. Does anyone know if the 5 year + relationship date = getting PR (instead of temp for 2 yrs) more quickly is the same as for the 319/301? Any advice gratefully received! S
  17. Support Evidence-What i included APPLICATION FORM 47SP APPLICATION FORM 47SP SUPPORTING EVIDENCE (ALL CERTIFIED)- Birth certificates copies for both, passport copies for both, Marriage certificates, Divorce certificates APPLICATION FORM 40SP APPLICATION FORM 40SP SUPPORTING EVIDENCE (ALL CERTIFIED)-Your partners employment contract, Your partners last three payslips, A letter from all the companies stating your partners employment & tenure length-This will all prove they can support you as a sponsor! HISTORY OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP- Stat Dec from you (Mine was four pages long & include detail but not fluff, make sure you include dates & you dates match your partners! Stat Dec fr your partner-As above Itemised phone bills (Important if you've been apart like we were) Highlighter pen all the contact & tally up the total number of minutes & texts per page so they dont have to sift through. Skype (Again,Important if you've been apart like we were) Copy & paste the entire logs into a MS Word document & Highlighter pen all the video call time, tally up the total number of minutes & also take screen shots of Skype to be matched up to these Word 'logs' so they can tell they are genuine. Emails to & from each other- I put a disclaimer saying "We've been apart for months, please excuse the rudeness as we missed each other" Nothing says you're a couple like Smut! Presents-Receipts from any Birthday, Valentines day, Xmas, Anniversary presents to each other FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE RELATIONSHIP A stat dec signed by you both as to what all the following information in this section relates to (Seems dumb ass but make it so for your case officer, the clearer your app. the sooner your Visa!) Bank statements-Take a highlighter pen to your credit/savings/chequing account statements showing anything for both of you, presents, shopping, meals out, cinema~Put a few words stating with you've highlighted IE Meal out with Partner at..... Superannuation beneficiaries- Make each other your 100% beneficiaries for your Super fund in the 'event of your death'~shows financial commitment Large purchase receipts~TV/Fridge/Car/House~All show huge joint financial commitment-All Certified NATURE OF THE HOUSEHOLD Stat Dec saying whats what in the section below ie If bills aren't in both names, explain here why, its not necessarily the worst thing as it shows one of you 'financially supporting the other' Stat Dec signed by you both of the divided house chores~Nothing special, just a list of "I do the washing, my partner does the hoovering", very boring, very basic!!! Food bills- Receipts etc Rent receipts Utilities bills A household budget-Very simple~Joint Incomings & outgoings on an excel & word doc SOCIAL CONTEXT OF THE RELATIONSHIP Facebook-Again like Skype, screen shots of Relationship status' & Status' naming each other & any other correspondance between you, your partner & friends to show you are a socially known couple Stat decs from Aussie residents that have known you 1yr+ Stat decs from Non Aussie residents that have known you 1yr+~Get them to get them 'certified' by doctors or police in their countries sent along with photographic proof certified ie-Passport copy Cinema tickets Plane tickets Hotel Receipts Restaurant receipts Day out receipts ie Zoo/Beach etc Photos~Limit these as they dont like loads~I included 10, mostly with each others friends & family at social occasions Planned trips-Email Flight centre,give them your names & get itineraries for planned trips you might make Planned financial info-Mortgage quotes, health insurance covering babies etc Birthday cards from both families to you both of individually NATURE OF THE COMMITMENT Relationship registration for defactos~Well worth it, check if your state does it because not all do, here is VIC http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/CA2574F700805DE7/page/Relationships?OpenDocument&1=30-Relationships~&2=~&3=~ & NSW http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Relationships.htm And TAS http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm/relationships/register You can register even if one of you isn't an Aussie citizen, as i wasn't ! Long term plan stat dec- Quick, we both want, Marriage, kids, to buy a house etc statement, signed by both HEALTH REQUIREMENT Panel doctor letter sealed http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/panel-doctors/ CHARACTER REQUIREMENT Police checks from any country lived in by either of you longer than 12 months
  18. information - Onshore partner visa 820 & 801 Supporting evidence help Hope it helps :-) x:biggrin:
  19. Hi new to the boards and wondering, (though it might seem obvious to some) which application to go with. I am English, marrying an Australian girl at the end of January. We are in love - legit relationship met over eighteen months ago. I spent one month in Sydney a year ago and she came to visit me in Ireland for 3 months. Now I'm here again from November until Tourist visa runs out in early February. Question is this: We'll have about four days before my visa runs out from the time we marry and we're wondering do I apply as her now Spouse/Husband for the 820 and 801 Visa or, in those four days (because it's so short in the leadup to when I'm supposed to leave) or apply for Extension to Tourist Visa 601 - then do the Spouse Visa later???? Just not sure if we have enough time to collate all our correspondence/evidence of legit loving relationship in the four days gap - do we get time to do that? Would I be granted an interim visa? Anybody know. Also, is the Certificate of Marriage which will be given to us on the day of our marriage the only thing we need, first off? We will be marrying in a Registry Office first off then plan to have another small gathering of family and friends later. Any advice appreciated. Hugh
  20. Following on from my earlier post about the time taken (5 months now) to even be allocated a case officer for my 820 temp spouse sponsorship visa application, I was wondering if I should ask DIAC about going straight for a 801 permanent spouse visa? This one is probably best answered by any of you immi agents on the forum..my wife and I got married last July, but have lived together since May 2009, and can evidence our continuous relationship from Jan 2008. When I applied for my 820 back in Sept '10, we clearly didn't have enough mileage on the clock to go direct for a 801 for me. However, DIAC are now suggesting it could be as late as May'10 by the time they get round to my 820 application. The DIAC guidance seems to suggest if you can evidence 3yrs+ continuous relationship (if no kids), you may be eligible to go straight for 801. It now looks to me as though I could now fall into this category....But the question then comes, what do I do? Should I ring DIAC and see what is involved in transferring my application into the 801 bucket, or wait a bit longer? Appreciate any guidance/advice/past experience you can share!
  21. onecrankypom

    Onshore spousal 801

    Evening i'm wondering do you think it would be ok to ask the DIAC what the latest is on my permanent Visa application is as I coming to the end of the 2 year period and have to contact them in December to see what the situation is with my application if I not heard anything I know that is over a month away the last time i heard from them was to confirm they had received my change of address. Does any one know the processing times?
  22. Hello forum, I hope I am posting this in the right place. I am hoping a kind soul could recommend an agent in the Sydney area to help me with the paper work to apply for an Partner (temporary and permanent) - Onshore (subclasses 820 and 801) visa. I currently have a prospective marriage visa and I've been in Oz for about four months and I was recently married (the Saturday just gone actually). Any advice woul be wonderful. All the best -Stuart
  23. Peach

    WHV -> 801 Onshore Defacto

    TITLE SHOULD READ 820 Defacto - WOOPS! Hi, wonder if you can offer advice / share experiences of getting from a Working Holiday to Onshore Defacto visa? The situation is that the couple met online. When they decided to live together the non-Aussie partner entered Australia on a WHV and they immediately started living together. This was December 5th last year. They looked at registering their relationship with the state of Victoria, but this isn't possible from a WHV. So the current plan is to submit their application for 820 Onshore Defacto in the dying days of the WHV. How anal are DIAC about the twelve month rule? In that the WHV expires on a Sunday, so to submit the application they either have to do it two days before they've been living together for a year, or a day after the WHV has expired? DIAC suggested (over the telephone in their normal helpful manner) the only way around this was to apply offshore. Would appreciate all thoughts and comments! :biggrin:
  24. hi everyone! this is my first post since becoming a member hope someone can help me and my partner out! me and my partner are preparing to put everything together to apply for the onshore partner visa, im english and she is australian, im currently in the uk after bein in oz on a working holiday for 12months and living with my partner for the full 12 months. when i come back il be coming back on a ETA visa in 4 weeks then we will applying for the onshore partner visa, we are a bit unsure of how much the visa will cost us? is it the $2575 or will it be $300? i hope someone can help us out! thanks holly :biggrin: